Master’s Scholarships in Human Rights and Democratisation at University of Pretoria in South Africa

Deadline : 30 Jun 2020

Nonprofit organization: University of Pretoria

Specialities: Law

Study level: Undergraduate

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Master’s Scholarships in Human Rights and Democratisation at University of Pretoria in South Africa

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria in South Africa is offering Master’s Scholarships in Human Rights and Democratisation (HRDA) for the Class of 2021. This prestigious degree is presented by the Centre in partnership with 12 leading African universities.The HRDA is a  one-year intensive course where 25-30 exceptional individuals spend six months in Pretoria and six months at one of the 12 partner universities all over Africa. Where they are taught by eminent lecturers in the field of human rights and undergo many practical training exercises.

Eligibility:-

The eligibility criteria for the LLM/MPhil (HRDA) is as follows:-

  • Law students (LLM option):  A degree allowing access to the legal profession
  • Non-law students (MPhil option):  An Honours degree in a discipline relevant to human  rights and democratisation 
  • Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest. 
  • Partially or fully self-funded students are also encouraged to apply for this programme.

Selection Criteria:-

In addition to the general admission requirements, the following specific selection criteria are used in combination to select the eligible students:

  • A demonstrated professional, academic and personal interest in and commitment to human rights and democratisation in Africa.

  • An indication that the applicant would be likely to put the qualification to good use in his or her future career, preferably in his or her country of origin (the ‘multiplier effect).

  • Geographic representation(in the sense that an overrepresentation of students from a particular African country will be avoided, given the pan-African scope and ambitions of the programme).

  • Gender representation (in the sense that an equitable balance between women and men is sought).

  • Equitable representation of persons from vulnerable communities (such as persons with disabilities, persons belonging to indigenous communities and LGBTI persons).

Fees and Scholarships:-

  • Approximate cost of the programme (1 year)  is US$ 15 000

  • There are up to 25 FULL Scholarships available for African citizens.

About the University of Pretoria:-

Pretoria University is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. The University is organised into nine faculties and a business school. The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science is the second oldest veterinary school in Africa and the only veterinary school in South Africa. It produces socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. The university has a high quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, online, or in communities and is committed to freedom of speech and expression

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Area: Africa

Opportunities: Scholarships

Host Country: South Africa

Eligible Country: Algeria , Comoros , Egypt , Mauritania , Somalia , Djibouti , Libya , Morocco , Sudan , Tunisia

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